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1. Panel Presenations

First, we will explore and discuss local resources available to help employers recruit and retain employees, with an emphasis on non-profit employers (and survey results). For this portion of the meeting we will be joined by a panel. Panelists include:

Mark Shultz – SE MN Regional Market Analyst, DEED

Julie Brock- Workforce Development & Education Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Thompson- Placement Specialist, Workforce Development, Inc.

Julie Nigon - Manager of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Hawthorne Education Center

2. Brainstorming and Dialog

During the second half of our meeting, we will engage in brainstorming and dialogue about actions we might take to alleviate some of the pressures related to the current environment.

 3. CNG draft support letter for multi-node transit

 


 

Note:

Prior to the meeting, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit your answers to the following workforce questions by clicking this link.

  1. When it comes to recruiting talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  2. Regarding retaining talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  3. If you could change one thing about your ability as an employer to find and retain qualified talent what would it be?
  4. When you think about recruiting and retaining talent, what types of things do you think could be done, either individually or collectively, to best address your concerns?
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Community Status/News

Cradle to Career September Announcements - CAN recruitment and Julie Block Named ED (September 19, 2018)

Cradle to Career is recruiting for Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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Diversity Council newsmaker (September 18, 2018)

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts (September 16, 2018)

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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2016-2020 Housing Framework (August 21, 2018)

Notes and presentation from  the July Housing Conversation hosted by Kim Norton.

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Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report (August 08, 2018)

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) (July 30, 2018)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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